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Stalingrad: The Infernal Cauldron

Stephen Walsh

Stalingrad: The Infernal Cauldron is a history of the greatest battle of World War II, a defining moment in the struggle on the Eastern Front. From conditions on the Eastern Front before the battle to the consequences of the battle... Read moreRead less

Stalingrad: The Infernal Cauldron is a history of the greatest battle of World War II, a defining moment in the struggle on the Eastern Front. From conditions on the Eastern Front before the battle to the consequences of the battle for both combatants, Stalingrad is a comprehensive account of the build-up, engagement, turning points and aftermath of what became the Verdun of World War II. With authoritative text and rarely seen photographs, Stalingrad shows how the rubble-strewn city gave rise to a bitter hand-tohand struggle between both sides, and how landmarks such as the Mamaev Kurgan Hill could change hands 17 times in a single day. With battle maps, 170 photographs and appendices, Stalingrad is a fascinating and vivid account of the battle that bled the German army dry, and turned the war in the East decisively against Germany.

Great Battles series

Format: 246 x 183mm
Extent: 176pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 190 b/w photos and colour artworks
ISBN: 978-1-909160-58-3

Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK, specialising in Soviet military history. He lives in the south of England.

“[Anthony Beevor’s] Stalingrad is wholly worthy of its fame… Stephen Walsh’s account of Stalingrad offers a strong alternative: a military history. Walsh may cover the same ground… but his is a narrative of logistics and tactical planning, an account of where troops moved and fought, why plans were conceived and what they meant militarily. In short, these books are aimed at different audiences… someone who wants the military specifics and contexts will benefit more from Walsh. Another bonus is a chapter on Army Group A and their campaign in the Caucasus… which helps place the siege on context. Walsh’s book is an excellent military history… It might seem unfair to constantly compare The Infernal Cauldron to Stalingrad, but I urge everyone who reads one to study the other too… The Infernal Cauldron is a superb, maybe even essential, companion to Stalingrad.

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978-1-909160-58-3 hb

Previous edition was 285 x 213mm, 176pp.

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